[ x ] remove ads and scale site to 1080p+
[ x ] remove the ads & get mobile premium
pay whatever you want to upgrade
 
 

Sucking down the secrets of Soda Drinker Pro

5:05 PM on 01.15.2014·  2 minute read   ·  Jonathan Holmes
0

Get to know the people that make great videogames

A week and a half ago on Sup Holmes (now on iTunes) we were lucky to have Will Brierly (Soda Drinker Pro, My Girl, The Golden Girls) on the program. It was an episode filled with surprises, including death scares. Real-life death scares, guys. There were a few moments there when I was sure he was a goner, though I couldn't forgo the possibility that it was all an elaborate goof. If Will Brierly had a middle name, it would probably be "elaborate goof."

His biggest game, Soda Drinker Pro, has been played by hundreds of thousands of people. It's been covered in major newspapers. It contains 99+ songs all composed by Will himself. Countless hours of work and promotion has gone into this game about... walking around and drinking soda.

Is it all a parody of the millions of dollars spent on marketing so many meaningless junk food games under auspice of convincing consumers that they are "important" and "epic"? And why does Soda Drinker Pro contain a secret, brilliant, standalone game called Vivian Clark about taking on the consciousness of any object you interact with? Why did Will hide this amazing, potentially crowd-pleasing game inside of another game that seems designed to confuse and misdirect?

I asked Will about all these things. We also talked about his experiences at real-life soda-lovers conventions, his arcade game Get Outta My Face, where he finds the time and energy to create so many games that are so likely to make him rich and famous, his signature "left-handed drawing" art style, and so much more. Thanks again to Will for hanging out with us, and tune in this Sunday when we welcome Jane Jensen (King's Quest, Gabriel Knight, Moebius)

 
 

Enlighten an uninformed cougar: FacebookTwitterRedditEmail
 

#Destructoid Originals #Interview #Notable #PC #video
 
 
 
[x] advertisement
 
 


Jonathan HolmesBad Joke Uncle // Profile & Disclosures
Fronts2421Posts15Blogs 128Following103Followers614

"Where do dreams end and reality begin? Videogames, I suppose."- Gainax, FLCL Vol. 1 "The beach, the trees, even the clouds in the sky... everything is build from little tiny pieces of stuff. Ju... more
Trending on Destructoid:

 
 


Dtoid is fighting adblockalypse without native ad article bullsh* thanks to Huge Members. Please give them sex or donuts:

omble
omble


Since 1:25 PM on 05.25.2012

AluKa
AluKa


Since 12:26 PM on 05.13.2012

wifininja
wifininja


Since 3:34 AM on 11.16.2013

User Avatar
LingeringSoul


Since 10:32 AM on 04.22.2012

 

Please login (or) make a quick account (free)
to view and post comments.





Three day old threads are only visible to verified humans - this helps our small community management team stay on top of spam

Sorry for the extra step!